Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Quantizing MIDI tracks, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
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Quantizing is the process of aligning MIDI notes to a rhythmic grid to get them…more in time, or to change the rhythmic feel of a performance.…Some notes may be moved forward in time, while others might be moved back, and…some notes will be more dramatically affected than others.…A quantized grid determines the beat boundaries to which notes are aligned, and…we can use a grid with note values from whole notes up to 64th notes, with any…tuplet divisions in between.…In this session we've got a drumbeat and a bass, and they're both soloed, and…those are the two tracks that I'm going to be working with here.…
Let's listen to what we have so far.…(Drums playing.)…The drumbeat was programmed in using the pencil tool to drop these notes in;…meanwhile the bass track was actually played on a MIDI keyboard.…So the drum track is very much already aligned to the grid, while the bass track is not.…Now it's simple enough to quantize a MIDI performance…so that each of the notes lines up perfectly with the beat, like this drum…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Choosing a playback engine and other settings
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Arranging a session
- Writing and editing automation
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Using automatic delay compensation
- Bouncing down a mix as an MP3
- Importing and displaying video
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Toolswith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
Audio for Film and Video with Pro Toolswith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
2. Learning the Interface
3. Importing into Pro Tools
4. Recording Audio
5. Editing Audio
6. Arranging a Session
7. Recording MIDI Data
8. Editing MIDI
11. Mixing and Mastering
12. Working with Video
Archiving an entire session4m 22s
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